The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple's U.S. Computer Market Share Now at 5.1%, Dell Fading

Apple's U.S. Computer Market Share Now at 5.1%, Dell Fading

by , 4:10 PM EST, January 18th, 2007

Apple has climbed to 5.1 percent U.S. market share in computer sales for the last calendar quarter of 2006, only slightly behind Toshiba's 5.3 percent according to the Gartner Group's latest sales report released Wednesday. This places Apple fifth in U.S. computer sales.

On Wednesday, Apple noted during its quarterly Earnings Call that their current growth rate is "three times IDC's latest published market growth rate estimate for the December quarter." In contrast, during the third quarter of 2004 Apple's U.S. market share had declined from 3.6% to 3.2% while competitors saw double digit growth.

In world-wide PC sales, Hewlett Packard is extending its lead over Dell with 17.4 percent compared to Dell's 13.9 percent. In the U.S., Dell still leads H-P by a small margin, but that lead continues to deteriorate according to the Gartner Group.

"Dell's travails continue at a time when the company has been working to increase its gross margins," Gartner said in its report, "as well as dealing with investigations into its accounting by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York."

Digg!

Recent Headlines - Updated August 29th

Fri,3:44 PM
Apple’s September 9 Event Won’t be What we Expect
1:56 PM
Emoji-Only Social Network Emojili App Released on iTunes
1:08 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-29
11:05 AM
New Photos Show iPhone 6 in Grey, Gold, Silver
9:42 AM
Bloomberg Backs Up Wearables Announcement at Apple’s Sept 9 Event
8:45 AM
iTunes: Deauthorize Before You Sell Your Mac
Thu,8:01 PM
Apple Granted 14 Years Protection for 5th Ave Glass Cube by Patent Office
7:39 PM
Apple: HealthKit Data Off Limits to Advertisers
6:40 PM
How To Free Up iPhone Storage by Deleting Photos From Messages
6:05 PM
Last Chance for TuneUp Deal at $19.95
2:00 PM
Why a 12-inch iPad is Almost Certain
1:50 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-28
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!